sippy cup(HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Desha - posted on 03/25/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My 19month old daugther is stuck on her bottle.she will driink out of a sippy cup but as soon as she sees her bottle she screams for it.and i want to take it away from her for good but im a frist time mom and don't really know how to do that.so if anyone can help i'd love that..
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Sarah - posted on 03/25/2010

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To your question...can she use a sippy cup at night? You can do a couple of things. If you do a sippy cup with milk have her drink it before she goes to bed and then brush her teeth afterwards. Milk or juice left of her teeth while she sleeps will cause tooth decay. Another way you can do it is put only water in the sippy cup at night and then she can have the cup after teeth are brushed because it is just water and that will not harm her teeth. One thing that may make it hard if she is taking the sippy cup to bed with her is when she is working on potty training. She will be getting a lot of liquid in her right before bed and will most likely need to go in the middle of the night. What you could do is do the sippy cup with water but over time slowly decrease the amount of water you put in the sippy cup at night.

Heather - posted on 03/25/2010

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my son is 6 months old and I have just started using sippy cups with him, and he is not having too hard of a time (for that I am thankful) but when I started him, he didnt like the ones we had originally bought for him, maybe try a couple of different types of sippy cups and see if she likes them better. I also don't give my son a bottle during the day, I will put his formula or juice in a cup and give it to him with his meal.

Rachelle - posted on 03/25/2010

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i'm with some of the other moms on here... put the bottles away and maybe let her chose her new sippy cup it might be a good idea to buy a couple and bring them home for her to chose then return the others... last thing you want is her to see the bottles at the store when you want her to forget about them.. my daughter is only 4 months old so i haven't been there yet
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Sarah - posted on 03/25/2010

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I would just say throw them away. If she does good with the sippy and only wants the bottle when she sees it then she will do fine. If she no longer sees the bottle she will drink from the sippy, so just throw all the bottles out and then she can't see them. Out of sight out of mind!!

Jessica - posted on 03/25/2010

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My son started to chew off the nipples of his bottle at 9 months. We just threw them all out and only gave him sippy cups. He cried a lot at first. We had long nights for a week but soon he forgot about the bottle and just used the sippy cup.

Rachel - posted on 03/25/2010

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hey, i know its hard but think sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind! I just took the bottles away from my first, and let him pick his own new cup, as long as you make them feel really special and grown up they are usually fine! The longer you leave it the harder it gets....my little boy was about 2 when i decided enough was enough so there is plenty of time hun, my little girl didnt eva have a bottle, so that was even easier, and my littlest one is 6mnths and will be putting him onto a trainer bottle (he too loves his bottles). That mite be an idea for ur little one, mam do a great range of tippys that look like bottles but have handles and a soft teats in the spout shape to make the transition easier! Google mam, or go to mother care......im trying to wen dummies at mo!!! Good luck, and just remember its not the end of the world if it doesnt go to plan...we all made it to adulthood without our bottles didnt we so it will happen. x x x x x

Rachel - posted on 03/25/2010

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hey, i know its hard but think sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind! I just took the bottles away from my first, and let him pick his own new cup, as long as you make them feel really special and grown up they are usually fine! The longer you leave it the harder it gets....my little boy was about 2 when i decided enough was enough so there is plenty of time hun, my little girl didnt eva have a bottle, so that was even easier, and my littlest one is 6mnths and will be putting him onto a trainer bottle (he too loves his bottles). That mite be an idea for ur little one, mam do a great range of tippys that look like bottles but have handles and a soft teats in the spout shape to make the transition easier! Google mam, or go to mother care......im trying to wen dummies at mo!!! Good luck, and just remember its not the end of the world if it doesnt go to plan...we all made it to adulthood without our bottles didnt we so it will happen. x x x x x

Yinni - posted on 03/25/2010

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if she will drink from a sippy, then hide all her other bottles? out of sight out of mind. right now the only bottles my son gets are for breakfast and before bedtime. all other bottles have been cut out. hes picky about his sippys too, but he knows when he is thirsty so hell drink from them when he needs to.

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